Come to think of it – Every day at work is crazy!
Most of what we all do at work falls into one of the following 3 categories:
“Need-it-now-kind”: [Things you don’t want to do, but actually need to do] Someone suddenly decides that this has to be done NOW! It’s mostly someone on the Business side. Something like the building is on fire and everyone has to extinguish it before the worse happens
“What-if-kind”: [Things you want to do, but actually don’t need to do] These are the things the team does just so they don’t have to face the bad consequences
“For-the-fun-kind”: [Things you don’t want to do and actually don’t need to do] These are the things we all do to be happy; Coffee/Lunch breaks; Other things that we do to make people smile or basically engaging in tasks that don’t push the project forward
There’s one more kind that is often forgotten – the important kind! [Things you want to do and actually need to do] One of my mentors told me that I must eat my frog first thing every morning. Eating the frog means that I must just do it, otherwise the frog will eat me meaning that I will end up postponing the task forever
Would you eat your frog first thing Monday morning? I am still figuring out! Sigh!
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